Well, I gave it a try. Thought I would go out for a couple of hours at http://www.coldinghamloch.co.uk and test the arm. Couldn’t really do it, managed about 90 mins and most of that was left handed casting. Not getting much better on that score either, caught on the bank, up trees around my neck birds nests you name it I did it. My excuse it was blowing a bit! ha. All said and done though, I managed to hook and land 2 rainbows about 1.5 lbs each caught not on a Damsel but a wee black and red buzzer.
The fish are now moving out into the Loch away from the bank making it a bit more difficult for me at this time. Probably 2 reasons its warming up (aye right) or there is more anglers bank fishing. Its amazing how many anglers wade straight in with out trying out the 10 -12 feet of water near the bank. No wonder the fish are being pushed out. A bit of a brisk cold wind that didn’t seem to be churning up the surface but flattening it, strange. You Can see that effect in the top picture.
Got back to the cottage early and enjoyed the rest of the weak spring sun. Not tempted yet to fish from the harbour wall, although it is something I could probably manage. It all seems a wee bit easy sea fishing and being a rotten sailor the wall is as far as I would get. But never say never.